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Breaking: Nigeria’s inflation hits 22.41% as food prices rise



Nigeria’s inflation hits 22.41% as food prices rise



Nigeria’s annual inflation rate rose to 22.41 per cent in May from 22.22 per cent in the previous month, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Thursday.

The statistics office said the May 2023 inflation rate showed an increase of 0.19 per cent points when compared to April 2023 headline inflation rate.


The NBS said on a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 4.70 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in May 2022, which was (17.71 per cent).

“This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in May 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., May 2022),” it said.


According to the report, the food inflation rate quickened to 24.82 per cent in May from 24.61 per cent in April.

President Bola Tinubu had, in his inaugural address on 29 May, announced the removal of fuel subsidy.


Following the announcement, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) directed its outlets nationwide to sell fuel between N480 and N570 per litre, an almost 200 per cent increase from the initial price below N200.

The hike immediately triggered an increase in transportation fares and prices of goods and services by various percentages.


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